17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
2
Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Chania Town, Crete
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
6
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Rome

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 21st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey's Land.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner .

Rome, Italy to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Athens

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Donkey's Land, Dasoktima Tatoiou
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Donkey's Land ©
Donkey's Land

3
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ostria Beach Bar and Lee Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lindos Beach and Plakia Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lindos: Epta Piges (in Kolympia) and Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli (in Eleousa). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach, contemplate the long history of The Church of the Panagia, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Pavlos Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lindos trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Lindos in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Lindos hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rhodes, Pefkos, Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli, Ostria Beach Bar, Epta Piges
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The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach

1
night
Chania Town, Crete

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): kick back and relax at Falassarna Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Ravdoucha, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marathi beach, and finally do a tasting at Manousakis Winery.

Plan my day in Chania Town using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Lindos to Chania Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lindos in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chania Town, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paralia Ravdoucha, Marathi Beach, Manousakis Winery, Falassarna Beach, Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
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Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery
German War Cemetery ©
German War Cemetery

3
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Popular historic sites such as St. Nicholas Church and The Venetian Fortezza are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Episkopi Beach and Damnoni Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kalivaki Beach (in Georgioupolis) and The Lion Fountain (in Spili). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Damoni Beach, don't miss a visit to Symbol of Rethymnon City, pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopoi Nature Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rethymnon journey planner .

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Georgioupolis, Episkopi Beach, The Lion Fountains, Damnoni Beach
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St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach
Damoni Beach ©
Damoni Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Ancient Thera. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Red Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Atlantis Books in Oia (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take in the pleasant sights at Oia's Main Street, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira vacation builder website .

Traveling by ferry from Rethymnon to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Fira are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santorini, Kamari, Atlantis Books, Venetsanos Winery
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kalo Livadi Beach and Paradise Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Matoyianni Street and Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Old Port, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town vacation planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Panormos Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach
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Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

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